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by michelle

dolsot bibimbap

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I think this might be my favourite Korean dish.

Bibimbap literally means mixed rice and this variation is served in a very hot (dolsot) stone bowl. Usually made of granite, the bowl is so hot that anything that touches it sizzles for minutes. Before the rice is added, the bottom of the bowl is coated with sesame oil making the rice cook to a crisp, golden brown. Sliced beef and vegetables are common additions and there is often a raw or fried egg on top.

It’s always served with gojuchang (a savoury, sweet and spicy fermented chilli paste) and stirred together thoroughly just before eating. Expect some kimchi and other accompaniments too.

 

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Written by michelle picker

June 26, 2017 at 6:03 am

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  1. I love bibimbap too! If you ever have the chance, please go to Jeonju and try the bibimbap there!! They’re famous for it!! 🙂

    songyugoh

    June 26, 2017 at 12:27 pm


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